KT4V

MS-6712 (v1.X) ATX Mainboard

G52-M6712XK

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FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense. Notice 1 The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Notice 2 Shielded interface cables and A.C. power cord, if any, must be used in order to comply with the emission limits. VOIRLANOTICED’INSTALLATIONAVANTDERACCORDERAURESEAU.

Micro-Star International MS-6712

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation

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Copyright Notice
The material in this document is the intellectual property of MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL. We take every care in the preparation of this document, but no guarantee is given as to the correctness of its contents. Our products are under continual improvement and we reserve the right to make changes without notice.

Trademarks
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Revision History
Revision V1.6 Revision History Update CPU spec. for KT4V Series Date May 2004

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l The equipment has not work well or you can not get it work according to User’s Manual. 6. technical guide. IT MAY DAMAGE THE EQUIPMENT. 2. DO NOT COVER THE OPENINGS. Always Unplug the Power Cord before inserting any add-on card or module. CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. 3. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. driver updates. Visit the MSI website for FAQ. l Liquid has penetrated into the equipment. 11. 9. 4. 1.com.tw/ Contact our technical staff at: support@msi. The openings on the enclosure are for air convection hence protects the equipment from overheating. 8.com. If any of the following situations arises. and other information: http://www. l The equipment has been exposed to moisture. Make sure the voltage of the power source and adjust properly 110/220V before connecting the equipment to the power inlet.tw Safety Instructions Always read the safety instructions carefully. 1 2 . STORAGE TEMPERATURE ABOVE 60 0 C (140 0F). Do not place anything over the power cord. 10. Keep this equipment away from humidity. Never pour any liquid into the opening that could damage or cause electrical shock. please try the following help resources for further guidance. 5. 7. please contact your place of purchase or local distributor. BIOS updates. Lay this equipment on a reliable flat surface before setting it up.Technical Support If a problem arises with your system and no solution can be obtained from the user’s manual. iv . Keep this User’s Manual for future reference. Place the power cord such a way that people can not step on it. Alternatively.msi. l The equipment has obvious sign of breakage. D O N O T LE AV E T H IS E Q U IP M E N T IN AN E NV IR O N M E N T UNCONDITIONED. l The equipment has dropped and damaged. All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted. get the equipment checked by a service personnel: l The power cord or plug is damaged.

............................ 2-8 v ................................. 1-5 Live BIOS™/Live Driver™ ......................... Getting Started ................ ii Copyright Notice ......................................1 Channel (Optional) .............................................. 1-7 D-Bracket™ 2 (Optional) ..................................... 1-12 CPU Thermal Protection .................................................................................................................................................................... 2-5 CPU Clock Frequency Selection through BIOS ....................... 2-2 Central Processing Unit: CPU ......................................................................... 2-1 Quick Components Guide ............................................................... 1-10 MSI DVD 5................................................................................................................... 1-4 MSI Special Features ................................................................................................................... 2-7 DIMM Module Combination ..................................................................................... 2-6 Memory ................................. 1-1 Mainboard Specifications ......................................... Hardware Setup .......... iii Technical Support ............................................................. iv Safety Instructions ....................................................................................... 1-8 PC Alert™ 4 .......................................................................CONTENTS FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 1-6 Live Monitor™ ........................ iv Chapter 1................... 1-5 Fuzzy Logic™ 4 .... 2-3 CPU Installation Procedures for Socket 462 .................... 2-4 Installing AMD Athlon CPU (Socket 462) Cooler Set .............. 2-3 Thermal Issue for CPU .......... 1-14 S-Bracket (Optional)........................................................................... iii Revision History .......... 2-3 CPU Core Speed Derivation Procedure ................. 1-14 Chapter 2.... 1-2 Mainboard Layout ................................ 2-7 Introduction to DDR SDRAM .................................................................................................................................

..... 2-11 Parallel Port Connector: LPT1 ................................................................................... 2-28 PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) Slots ....... 2-28 CNR (Communication Network Riser) Slot .................................................................................................. 2-14 Connectors ................ 2-10 Mouse Connector .......................... 2-17 Front Panel Connectors: JFP1 & JFP2 ..........................................................................................................................................Installing DDR Modules ...... 2-25 CD-In Connector: JCD1 ................................. 2-27 Slots ................................................................................... 2-15 Floppy Disk Drive Connector: FDD1.................................................. 2-9 Back Panel .......................... 2-14 RJ-45 LAN Jack (Optional) ................................................................................... 2-25 Chassis Intrusion Switch Connector: JCI1 .......................................... 2-8 Power Supply................................................. 2-15 Hard Disk Connectors: IDE1 & IDE2 ................................................... 2-28 vi .............................................................................................................. 2-21 D-Bracket™ 2 Connector: JLED1 ............... 2-11 USB Connectors ................................. 2-26 Jumpers .................... 2-27 Clear CMOS Jumper: JBAT1 ..................................................... 2-23 IrDA Infrared Module Header: JIR1 ....................................................................................................................... 2-10 Keyboard Connector ........................................... 2-9 ATX 20-Pin Power Connector: JWR1 ............................ 2-19 Front USB Connector: JUSB1 ............................................................................ 2-28 AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) Slot ................................................. 2-13 Serial Port Connectors: COM A & COM B .......... 2-12 Audio Port Connectors ......................................... 2-20 Bluetooth Connector: JBT1 (Optional) ....................................................... 2-18 Front Panel Audio Connector: JAUD1 ........................................................................................................................ 2-16 Fan Power Connectors: CFAN1/SFAN1 ............. 2-22 S-Bracket Connector: JSP3 ...........................

.................................................................................................... G-1 vii ..................................................................................................................... BIOS Setup ......................................................................................................................... 3-6 Advanced BIOS Features ...........................................................................................................or 6-Channel Audio Function ............................... 3-3 Getting Help ......................................................... 3-30 Appendix: Using 4............................................. A-2 Using 4......................................................................... A-16 Troubleshooting ........... 3-3 The Main Menu ... 3-13 Power Management Features .................... 3-26 Frequency/Voltage Control ......... T-1 Glossary ................... 3-8 Advanced Chipset Features ......... 3-17 PNP/PCI Configurations ................................... A-1 Installing the Audio Driver ........................ A-14 Playing KaraOK ........................................................................................ 3-23 PC Health Status ......................... 3-2 Selecting the First Boot Device ............. 3-2 Control Keys ............................................................................................................ 3-29 Load High Performance/BIOS Setup Defaults .................................................... 3-1 Entering Setup ..................................................................................................................................... A-4 Testing the Connected Speakers ......................................................................................................................................................................or 6-Channel Audio Function .............................................PCI Interrupt Request Routing ........................ 2-29 Chapter 3.... 3-21 Integrated Peripherals .............. 3-27 Set Supervisor/User Password ............................................. 3-4 Standard CMOS Features ..................................................

The MS-6712 v1. Athlon™ XP or Duron™ processors. the MS6712 delivers a high performance and professional desktop platform solution. Designed to fit the advanced AMD® Athlon™.Getting Started Chap t er 1 . Ge tting Started Getting Started Thank you for purchasing the MS-6712 v1.X ATX mainboard is based on VIA® Apollo KT400 North Bridge & VT8235 South Bridge chipset for optimal system efficiency. 1-1 .X ATX mainboard.

44M and 1-2 . msi.5V 8x/4x slot † Six 32-bit PCI bus slots (support 3. 720K.Integrated USB 2.2M.MS-6712 ATX Mainboard Mainboard Specifications CPU † Supports Socket A (Socket-462) for AMD® Athlon™/Athlon™ XP /Duron™ processors † Supports from 1100MHz up to 2800+ or higher speed (For the latest information about CPU.Supports DDR200/266/333 . please visit our Web site at http://www. Slots † One AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) 1.php) Chipset † VIA® KT400 North Bridge .Integrated Direct Sound AC97 audio .Dual channel Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133 master mode EIDE controller . 1.ACPI & PC2001 compliant enhanced power management .Supports AGP 4X and AGP 8X † VIA® VT8235 South Bridge . Bus Master and Ultra DMA133/100/66/33 operation modes † Can connect up to four IDE devices On-Board Peripherals † On-Board Peripherals include: .com.1 floppy port supports 2 FDDs with 360K.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_cpu_support.0 controller MainMemory † Supports six memory banks using three 184-pin DDR DIMMs † Supports up to 3GB PC1600/2100/2700/3200* DDR SDRAMs † Supports 2.5v DDR SDRAM * Please refer to Glossary: Recommended DDR400 Modules for details.3v/5v PCI bus interface) † One CNR (Communication Network Riser) slot On-BoardIDE † An IDE controller on the VT8235 chipset provides IDE HDD/CD-ROM with PIO. 1.Supports 200/266/333MHz front side bus .

1 SPDIF output (2 x 6 pin) with housing (Optional) .6 USB ports (Rear * 4/ Front * 2) Bluetooth (Optional) † 1 Bluetooth connector for wireless connection Audio † RealTek ALC650 6-channel audio LAN † VIA VT6103 LAN controller BIOS † The mainboard BIOS provides “Plug & Play” BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.Getting Started 2. Dimension † ATX Form Factor: 30.1 parallel port supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode .Vertical audio ports . † The mainboard provides a Desktop Management Interface (DMI) function which records your mainboard specifications.2 serial ports (COM A + COM B) .88Mbytes .5 cm (L) x 21 cm (W) Mounting † 6 mounting holes Others † Suspend to RAM/Disk (S3/S4) † PC2001 compliant † Support WOL/WOR 1-3 .

X ATX Mainboard 1-4 FDD 1 .MS-6712 ATX Mainboard Mainboard Layout Top : mouse Bottom: keyboard CFAN1 SOCKET 462 ATX Power Supply USB ports Top : Parallel Port Bottom: COM A COM B VIA KT400 T: LAN jack B: USB ports T: MIC M: Line-In B: Line-Out JCD1 DDR 1 DDR 2 PCI Sl ot 1 Winbond W83697HF PCI Sl ot 2 BIOS JCI1 PCI Sl ot 3 VIA VT8235 JSP3 Codec JIR1 PCI Sl ot 4 IDE 1 PCI Sl ot 5 IDE 2 JLED1 DDR 3 SFAN1 VIA VT6103 AGP Slot JBAT1 BATT + CNR PCI Sl ot 6 JAUD1 JUSB1 JBT1 JFP1 JFP2 MS-6712 v1.

To adjust the options under CPU Speed and Voltage.. links to the MSI Web site allows users to adjust the CPU speed through CPU Multiplier and FSB allows user to adjust the voltage of CPU/Memory/AGP provides information about the mainboard..Getting Started MSI Special Features Fuzzy Logic™ 4 The Fuzzy Logic™ 4 utility is a user friendly tool that allows users to view and adjust the current system status. BIOS and OS provides detailed information about the CPU shows the current running speed of CPU Fan shows the current CPU temperature MSI Reminds You. The CPU FSB will automatically increase the testing value until the PC reboots. and then click Apply to apply the new setup value. To enable the system running at the specified FSB every time when you click Turbo. To overclock the CPU FSB (Front Side Bus) frequency under the Windows operating system. click FSB and use the right and left arrow keys to select the desired FSB. use the right and left arrow keys to select the desired value and then click Apply to run the setup value. click Turbo to apply the test result. After rebooting. click Auto to start testing. click Save to save the desired FSB first. 1-5 . Click Default to restore the default values. Features: MSI Logo CPU Speed Voltage MSI Info CPU Info CPU Fan Speed CPU Temp. If you want to know the maximal CPU overclocking value.

a “sorry” message is displayed. After the installation. Live Driver – Updates the drivers online.MS-6712 ATX Mainboard Live BIOS™/Live Driver™ The Live BIOS™/Live Driver™ is a tool used to detect and update your BIOS/drivers online so that you don’t need to search for the correct BIOS/driver version throughout the Web site. To use the function. Click the desired button to start the update process. Live VGA Driver – Updates the VGA driver online. the “MSI Live Update 2” icon (as shown on the right) will appear on the screen. For more information on the update instructions. insert the companion CD and refer to the “Live Update Guide” under the “Manual” Tab. Live VGA BIOS – Updates the VGA BIOS online. Live Utility – Updates the utilities online. and the following screen will appear: Five buttons are placed on the leftmost pane of the screen. Double click the “MSI Live Update 2” icon. Live BIOS – Updates the BIOS online. If the product you purchased does not support any of the functions listed above. 1-6 . you need to install the “MSI Live Update 2” application.

After the installation. View Last Result – Allows you to view the last search result if there is any. or change the LAN settings right from the dialog box. the “MSI Live Monitor” icon (as shown on the right) will appear on the screen. including the Search schedule. 1-7 . Preference – Configures the Search function. FAQ– Provides a link to a database which contents various possible questions about MSI's products for users to inquire. and the following dialog box will appear. You can right-click the MSI Live Monitor icon listed below: to perform the functions Auto Search – Searches for the BIOS/drivers version you need immediately. To use the function. Double click the “MSI Live Monitor” icon at the lower-right corner of the taskbar. You can specify how often the system will automatically search for the BIOS/drivers version. Exit – Exits the Live Monitor™ application. Double click this icon to run the application.Getting Started Live Monitor™ The Live Monitor™ is a tool used to schedule the search for the latest BIOS/drivers version on the MSI Web site. you need to install the “MSI Live Update 2” application.

The LEDs provide up to 16 combinations of signals to debug the system. such as VGA. D-Bracket™ 2 for mainboard with bluetooth connector (1 port) 1 2 3 4 D-Bracket™ 2 for mainboard without bluetooth connector (2 ports) D-Bracket™ 2 System Power ON Description .The D-LED will hang here if the processor is damaged or not installed properly. D-Bracket™ 2 supports both USB 1. Initializing Keyboard Controller. RAM or other failures.MS-6712 ATX Mainboard D-Bracket™ 2 (Optional) D-Bracket™ 2 is a USB bracket integrating four Diagnostic LEDs.This will start writing VGA sign-on message to the screen.0 spec.Testing onboard memory size. These users can use the feature to detect if there are any problems or failures. This special feature is very useful for overclocking users. The 4 LEDs can detect all problems that fail the system. Early Chipset Initialization Memory Detection Test . Decompressing BIOS image to RAM for fast booting. The D-LED will hang if the memory module is damaged or not installed properly. 1-8 . Testing VGA BIOS .1 & 2. which use graphic signal display to help users understand their system.

Then.This will initialize IDE drive and controller. etc…) Testing RTC (Real Time Clock) Initializing Video Interface .Getting Started Red D-Bracket™ 2 Green Description Processor Initialization .Testing base memory from 240K to 640K and extended memory above 1MB using various patterns. BIOS Sign On .This will show information regarding the processor (like brand name. Testing Base and Extended Memory . Operating System Booting 1-9 .This will set low stack and boot via INT 19h. Assign Resources to all ISA. Boot Attempt .This will initializing Floppy Drive and controller. processor brand name. detect and initialize the video adapter. Initializing Hard Drive Controller . checking type of video onboard.This will start detecting CPU clock. etc…. system bus.This will start showing information about logo. Initializing Floppy Drive Controller .

the program main screen will be immediately shown on the screen. with the abnormal item highlighted in red. Click Temperature to select the temperature modes of either Fahrenheit (℉) or Celsius (℃). The utility is just like your PC doctor that can detect the following PC hardware status during real time operation: monitor CPU & system temperatures monitor fan speeds monitor system voltages If one of the items above is abnormal. The PC Alert4 icon on the Status Area will show the current CPU temperature. 1-10 .MS-6712 ATX Mainboard PC Alert™ 4 The PC AlertTM 4 is a utility you can find in the CD-ROM disk. This will continue to be shown until the condition returns to the normal status. Adjusting Keys temperature modes COOLER XP Users can use the Adjusting Keys to change the minimum and maximum threshold of each item for the system to send out a warning message.

Items shown on PC Alert 4 vary depending on your system’s status. To do so. Right-click the mouse to select the skin you want to switch to. a new feature.. has been added to decrease the temperature of AMD Athlon XP CPU.Getting Started To better protect the CPU from overheating. 1-11 . COOLER XP. Cute MSI Reminds You.. simply click COOLER XP and the screen will show the Cute skin (as shown below) with information about the CPU and chipset. The new feature COOLER XP will work only if your mainboard supports AMD Athlon XP CPU.

To view DTSformatted video. MSI Reminds You. To play DVD with 6-channel audio output. MSI DVD supports Dolby Digital format only. Select 6 speaker mode (5.1 Channel (Optional) The motherboard comes with MSI DVD application which supports 5. 2.1 channel (6-channel audio) operation.. the 6channel audio function will not work properly. refer to Appendix.1 channel). you must configure both the MSI DVD application and the audio codec’s software utility. 3. you should convert it to Dolby Digital format first. For information on how to select 6-channel mode in the audio software utility. Click on this button from the control panel of MSI DVD.MS-6712 ATX Mainboard MSI DVD 5. Otherwise. 1-12 . Click the Audio tab. The accompanying MSI DVD is a convenient tool to meet increasing demands for home entertainment.. Using 4or 6-Channel Audio Function. Follow the procedures below to enable 6-channel support with MSI DVD: 1.

For more information about MSI DVD. Click MSIDVD FAQ.Getting Started 4. Click on the icon at the bottom-right corner of the control panel. 1-13 . Click OK. you can refer to the online help coming with the application. To enter the online help: 1. Click here 3. The following window appears. 2.

S-Bracket CEN/SUB RL/RR SPDIF jack (optical) SPDIF jack (coaxial) Analog Line-Out jacks 1-14 . With the S-Bracket. Select the appropriate one to meet your own need. users can better protect their CPU. or connect to Sony & Philips Digital Interface (SPDIF) speakers for audio transmission with better quality. your system will be able to perform 6channel audio operation for wonderful surround sound effect. This CPU Thermal Protection mechanism works on a thermal signal sensor. Please note that this feature is for AMD Athlon™ XP CPU only. MSI has developed a CPU Thermal Protection mechanism for AMD Athlon™ XP CPU platform. The S-Bracket offers two types of SPDIF connectors: one for optical fiber and the other for coaxial connection. For more information on S-Bracket. If the mechanism senses an abnormal temperature rise. Using 4. S-Bracket (Optional) S-Bracket is a bracket which provides 2 SPDIF jacks for digital audio transmission and 2 analog Line-Out connectors for additional 4-channel analog audio output.MS-6712 ATX Mainboard CPU Thermal Protection Aimed to prevent the CPU from overheating. refer to Appendix.or 6-Channel Audio Function. With this unique feature. it will automatically shut down the system and the CPU temperature will then drop down and resume normal.

While doing the installation. keyboard. it provides the instructions on connecting the peripheral devices. and expansion cards.Hardware Setup Chapter 2. Also. 2-1 . etc. be careful in holding the components and follow the installation procedures. such the mouse. Hardware Setup Hardware Setup This chapter tells you how to install the CPU. memory modules. as well as how to setup the jumpers on the mainboard.

MS-6712 ATX Mainboard Quick Components Guide JWR1.2-21 JUSB1. p. p.2-16 JFP1 & JFP2.2-25 JBAT1.2-23 JIR1.2-22 JBT1.2-28 PCI Slots. p. p.2-17 IDE1 IDE2.2-10 FDD1. p. p.2-28 JLED1. p. p. p.2-28 JCI1. p. p.2-18 JAUD1. p. p.2-25 JSP3.2-7 Back Panel I/O. p.2-20 2-2 . p. p.2-26 AGP Slot. p. p.2-9 CPU.2-19 CNR Slot.2-3 CFAN1. p. p. p.2-15 JCD1.2-17 DDR DIMMs.2-27 SFAN1.

contact your dealer to purchase and install them before turning on the computer. When you are installing the CPU. you can visit AMD’s website for reference. 2-3 . As such. Maintaining the proper thermal environment is key to reliable operation. If you want to get more information on the proper cooling. The mainboard uses a CPU socket called Socket A for easy CPU installation. You also need to add thermal grease between the CPU and heatsink to improve heat dissipation. make sure that the CPU and heatsink are securely fastened and in good contact with each other. CPU Core Speed Derivation Procedure If CPU Clock Core/Bus ratio then CPU core speed = = = = = 100MHz 14 Host Clock x Core/Bus ratio 100MHz x 14 1.Hardware Setup Central Processing Unit: CPU The mainboard supports AMD® Athlon™. Athlon™ XP and Duron™ processors in the 462 pin package. Then.4GHz WARNING! Thermal Issue for CPU As processor technology pushes to faster speeds and higher performance. These are needed to prevent damaging the processor and ensuring reliable operation. AMD Athlon™/Duron™/Athlon™ XP processor with a speed of 1100MHz and above requires a LARGER heatsink and fan. thermal management becomes increasingly crucial when building computer systems. If you do not find the heat sink and cooling fan. make sure the CPU has a heat sink and a cooling fan attached on the top to prevent overheating. the processor must be maintained in the specified thermal requirements.

The CPU can only fit in the correct orientation. If the CPU is correctly installed. 3. Please note that any violation of the correct installation procedures may cause permanent damages to your mainboard. always close the lever with your fingers pressing tightly on top of the CPU to make sure the CPU is properly and completely embedded into the socket. 4. the pins should be completely embedded into the socket and can not be seen. 5. 2. Pull the lever sideways away Sliding Plate Open Lever 90 degree from the socket. Press down the CPU Close Lever 2-4 . Press the CPU down firmly Gold arrow Gold arrow Correct CPU placement O Gold arrow Incorrect CPU placement X into the socket and close the lever. Look for the gold arrow. As the CPU is likely to move while the lever is being closed.MS-6712 ATX Mainboard CPU Installation Procedures for Socket 462 1. The gold arrow should point towards the lever pivot. Make sure to raise the lever up to a 90degree angle. Please turn off the power and unplug the power cord before installing the CPU.

Connect the fan to the power supply connector provided on your mainboard. Use one end of the clip to hook the latch of the CPU sliding plate. You may need a screw drive to press down the other side of the clip. Hook the other latch to fix the cooling fan set.. Please apply some heat sink paste on top of your CPU to dissipate the heat more effectively. Apply some heat sink paste 3. 2. 1. MSI Reminds You. 2-5 . Position your CPU cooler set onto the CPU.. Please consult your agent for the proper CPU cooler set.Hardware Setup Installing AMD Athlon CPU (Socket 462) Cooler Set The following instructions will guide you through the heat sink installation procedures. 4.

MS-6712 ATX Mainboard

CPU Clock Frequency Selection through BIOS
The hardware configuration for CPU clock frequency of the motherboard is set to 100MHz by default. Therefore, to make a 133MHz CPU run at 133MHz when it is installed on the board, you have to adjust the CPU clock frequency in the BIOS setup utility. To set the clock frequency for the installed CPU, refer to Frequency/ Voltage Control in Chapter 3. BIOS Setup.

MSI Reminds You... Overheating Overheating will seriously damage the CPU and system, always make sure the cooling fan can work properly to protect the CPU from overheating. Replacing the CPU While replacing the CPU, always turn off the ATX power supply or unplug the power supply’s power cord from grounded outlet first to ensure the safety of CPU. Overclocking This motherboard is designed to support overclocking. However, please make sure your components are able to tolerate such abnormal setting, while doing overclocking. Any attempt to operate beyond product specifications is not recommended. We do not guarantee the damages or risks caused by inadequate operation or beyond product specifications.

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Memory
The mainboard provides 3 slots for 184-pin DDR SDRAM DIMM (Double In-Line Memory Module) modules and supports the memory size up to 3GB. You can install PC3200/DDR400, PC2700/DDR333, PC2100/ DDR266 or PC1600/DDR200 modules on the DDR DIMM slots. Please note that the mainboard supports only one DDR400 DIMM.

DDR DIMM Slots (DDR 1~3)

Introduction to DDR SDRAM
DDR (Double Data Rate) SDRAM is similar to conventional SDRAM, but doubles the rate by transferring data twice per cycle. It uses 2.5 volts as opposed to 3.3 volts used in SDR SDRAM, and requires 184-pin DIMM modules rather than 168-pin DIMM modules used by SDR SDRAM. High memory bandwidth makes DDR an ideal solution for high performance PC, workstations and servers.

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DIMM Module Combination
Install at least one DIMM module on the slots. You can install either single- or double-sided modules in any order to meet your own needs. Memory modules can be installed in any combination as follows:
Slot DIMM 1 (Bank 0 & 1) DIMM 2 (Bank 2 & 3) DIMM 3 (Bank 4 & 5) Memory Module S/D S/D S/D Total Memory 64MB~1GB 64MB~1GB 64MB~1GB 64MB~3GB

Maximum System Memory Suppported

S: Single Side

D: Double Side

Installing DDR Modules
1. The DDR DIMM has only one notch on the center of module. The module will only fit in the right orientation. 2. Insert the DIMM memory module vertically into the DIMM slot. Then push it in until the golden finger on the memory module is deeply inserted in the socket. 3. The plastic clip at each side of the DIMM slot will automatically close.

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MSI Reminds You... You can barely see the golden finger if the module is properly inserted in the socket. 2-8

ATX 20-Pin Power Connector: JWR1 This connector allows you to connect to an ATX power supply. Then push down the power supply firmly into the connector. always make sure that all components are installed properly to ensure that no damage will be caused.Hardware Setup Power Supply The mainboard supports ATX power supply for the power system.3V -12V GND PS_ON GND GND GND -5V 5V 5V 2-9 .3V 3. Before inserting the power supply connector.3V GND 5V GND 5V GND PW_OK 5V_SB 12V PIN 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 SIGNAL 3. make sure the plug of the power supply is inserted in the proper orientation and the pins are aligned. To connect to the ATX power supply. 11 1 20 10 JWR1 JWR1 Pin Definition PIN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 SIGNAL 3.

The connector location and pin assignments are as follows: Pin Definition 6 4 PIN 5 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 SIGNAL Mouse DATA NC GND VCC Mouse Clock NC DESCRIPTION Mouse DATA No connection Ground +5V Mouse clock No connection 2 1 PS/2 Mouse (6-pin Female) 2-10 .MS-6712 ATX Mainboard Back Panel The back panel provides the following connectors: Mouse Parallel LAN (Optional) MIC L-in L-out Keyboard USB COM A COM B USB Mouse Connector The mainboard provides a standard PS/2® mouse mini DIN connector for attaching a PS/2® mouse. You can plug a PS/2® mouse directly into this connector.

Hardware Setup Keyboard Connector The mainboard provides a standard PS/2® keyboard mini DIN connector for attaching a PS/2® keyboard. USB Port Description PIN 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 SIGNAL VCC -Data 0 +Data0 GND VCC -Data 1 +Data 1 GND DESCRIPTION +5V Negative Data Channel 0 Positive Data Channel 0 Ground +5V Negative Data Channel 1 Positive Data Channel 1 Ground 5 6 7 8 USB Ports 2-11 . Pin Definition 6 4 1 5 3 PIN 1 2 3 4 5 6 SIGNAL Keyboard DATA NC GND VCC Keyboard Clock NC DESCRIPTION Keyboard DATA No connection Ground +5V Keyboard clock No connection 2 PS/2 Keyboard (6-pin Female) USB Connectors The mainboard provides a UHCI (Universal Host Controller Interface) Universal Serial Bus root for attaching USB devices such as keyboard. You can plug a PS/2® keyboard directly into this connector. mouse or other USB-compatible devices. You can plug the USB device directly into the connector.

13 1 25 14 Pin Definition PIN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 SIGNAL STROBE DATA0 DATA1 DATA2 DATA3 DATA4 DATA5 DATA6 DATA7 ACK# BUSY PE SELECT AUTO FEED# ERR# INIT# SLIN# GND GND GND GND GND GND GND GND DESCRIPTION Strobe Data0 Data1 Data2 Data3 Data4 Data5 Data6 Data7 Acknowledge Busy Paper End Select Automatic Feed Error Initialize Printer Select In Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground 2-12 .MS-6712 ATX Mainboard Parallel Port Connector: LPT1 The mainboard provides a 25-pin female centronic connector as LPT. A parallel port is a standard printer port that supports Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) and Extended Capabilities Parallel Port (ECP) mode.

For more information on 6-channel audio operation.or 6-Channel Audio Function. Line In is used for external CD player.Hardware Setup Audio Port Connectors Line Out is a connector for Speakers or Headphones. 2-13 . Tape player. please refer to Appendix. or other audio devices. RealTek ALC650 audio chip is provided as an option to offer support for 6-channel audio operation and can turn rear audio connectors from 2-channel to 4-/6-channel audio. For advanced audio application. Mic is a connector for microphones. 1/8” Stereo Audio Connectors MIC Line In Line Out MSI Reminds You.. Using 4..

Activity Indicators LAN Jack (RJ-45) Pin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Signal TDP TDN RDP NC NC RDN NC NC Description Transmit differential pair Transmit differential pair Receive differential pair Not used Not used Receive differential pair Not used Not used 2-14 . The ports are 16550A high speed communication ports that send/receive 16 bytes FIFOs. You can attach a serial mouse or other serial devices directly to the connectors. Pin Definition 1 2 3 4 5 PIN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 SIGNAL DCD SIN SOUT DTR GND DSR RTS CTS RI DESCRIPTION Data Carry Detect Serial In or Receive Data Serial Out or Transmit Data Data Terminal Ready) Ground Data Set Ready Request To Send Clear To Send Ring Indicate 6 7 8 9 9-Pin Male DIN Connector RJ-45 LAN Jack (Optional) The mainboard provides a RJ-45 connector that allows your computer to be connected to a network environment.MS-6712 ATX Mainboard Serial Port Connectors: COM A & COM B The mainboard offers two 9-pin male DIN connectors as serial port COM A & COM B.

FDD1 2-15 . 1. Floppy Disk Drive Connector: FDD1 The mainboard provides a standard floppy disk drive connector that supports 360K.2M.88M floppy disk types. USB Ports. 720K. case.Hardware Setup Connectors The mainboard provides connectors to connect to FDD. IDE HDD. IR module and CPU/System FAN. modem. 1.44M and 2. LAN.

CDROM.. 2-16 . you must configure the second drive to Slave mode by setting its jumper.MS-6712 ATX Mainboard Hard Disk Connectors: IDE1 & IDE2 The mainboard has a 32-bit Enhanced PCI IDE and Ultra DMA 33/66/ 100/133 controller that provides PIO mode 0~4.. You must configure second hard drive to Slave mode by setting the jumper accordingly. Bus Master. 120MB Floppy (reserved for future BIOS) and other devices. You can connect up to four hard disk drives. Refer to the hard disk documentation supplied by hard disk vendors for jumper setting instructions. and Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133 function. If you install two hard disks on cable. IDE2 (Secondary IDE Connector) IDE2 can also connect a Master and a Slave drive. IDE 1 IDE 2 IDE1 (Primary IDE Connector) The first hard drive should always be connected to IDE1. MSI Reminds You. IDE1 can connect a Master and a Slave drive.

1. 2-17 . 2. you must use a specially designed fan with speed sensor to take advantage of the CPU fan control. always take note that the red wire is the positive and should be connected to the +12V. You can install the PC Alert utility that will automatically control the CPU fan speed according to the actual CPU temperature. It supports three-pin head connector. SENSOR +12V GND CFAN1 SENSOR +12V GND SFAN1 MSI Reminds You.. If the mainboard has a System Hardware Monitor chipset on-board. When connecting the wire to the connectors. the black wire is Ground and should be connected to GND. Always consult the vendors for proper CPU cooling fan. CPUFAN supports the fan control..Hardware Setup Fan Power Connectors: CFAN1/SFAN1 The CFAN1 (processor fan) and SFAN1 (system fan) support system cooling fan with +12V.

JFP2 Pin Definition PIN 1 3 5 7 SIGNAL GND SLED PLED NC PIN 2 4 6 8 SIGNAL SPKBUZ+ BUZSPK+ 2-18 .MS-6712 ATX Mainboard Front Panel Connectors: JFP1 & JFP2 The mainboard provides two front panel connectors for electrical connection to the front panel switches and LEDs. Do not use. JFP1 is compliant with Intel® Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide. Power Power LED Switch 2 1 10 9 HDD Reset LED Switch 2 1 Speaker 8 7 Power LED JFP1 JFP2 JFP1 Pin Definition PIN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 SIGNAL HD_LED_P FP PWR/SLP HD_LED_N FP PWR/SLP RST_SW_N PWR_SW_P RST_SW_P PWR_SW_N RSVD_DNU DESCRIPTION Hard disk LED pull-up MSG LED pull-up Hard disk active LED MSG LED pull-up Reset Switch low reference pull-down to GND Power Switch high reference pull-up Reset Switch high reference pull-up Power Switch low reference pull-down to GND Reserved.

If you don’t want to connect to the front audio header..Hardware Setup Front Panel Audio Connector: JAUD1 The JAUD1 front panel audio connector allows you to connect to the front panel audio and is compliant with Intel® Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide. pins 5 & 6. 9 & 10 have to be jumpered in order to have signal output directed to the rear audio ports. Otherwise. the Line-Out connector on the back panel will not function.. 9 10 1 2 JAUD1 Pin Definition PIN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 SIGNAL AUD_MIC AUD_GND AUD_MIC_BIAS AUD_VCC AUD_FPOUT_R AUD_RET_R HP_ON KEY AUD_FPOUT_L AUD_RET_L DESCRIPTION Front panel microphone input signal Ground used by analog audio circuits Microphone power Filtered +5V used by analog audio circuits Right channel audio signal to front panel Right channel audio signal return from front panel Reserved for future use to control headphone amplifier No pin Left channel audio signal to front panel Left channel audio signal return from front panel MSI Reminds You. 9 5 10 6 2-19 .

2-20 .MS-6712 ATX Mainboard Front USB Connector: JUSB1 The mainboard provides one USB 2.0 driver. To use the USB 2. For details on the bluetooth settings.. which is supplied by Microsoft for Windows® 2000 and XP.0 technology is downward compatible with USB 1.1 spec. please visit the Microsoft Web site for more information..1/Intel spec) MSI Reminds You. JUSB1 Pin Definition Pin 1 3 5 7 9 Description VCC USB0USB0+ GND Key Pin 2 4 6 8 10 Description VCC USB1USB1+ GND USBOC 2 1 10 9 JUSB1 (USB 1.0 driver.0 pinheader. you have to install the USB 2. The USB 2. If you have any problems regarding the USB 2. The JUSB1 is compliant with Intel® I/O Connectivity Design Guide. please refer to PC2PC Bluetooth Manual.0 ports.

Because the bluetooth connector shares the USB interface with the onboard USB pinheader.Hardware Setup Bluetooth Connector: JBT1 (Optional) This connector is used to connect a bluetooth module for wireless connection...(USB signal) GND PIN 2 4 6 8 SIGNAL 3VDUAL GND GND NC MSI Reminds You. 7 1 8 2 JBT1 Pin Definition PIN 1 3 5 7 SIGNAL 5VDUAL D+ (USB signal) D. the bottommost USB port will not function when you attach a bluetooth module to this connector. 2-21 .

0 spec. D-Bracket™ 2 is a USB Bracket that supports both USB1.1 & 2. It integrates four LEDs and allows users to identify system problem through 16 various combinations of LED signals.MS-6712 ATX Mainboard D-Bracket™ 2 Connector: JLED1 The mainboard comes with a JLED1 connector for you to connect to DBracket™ 2. please refer to D-Bracket™ 2 (Optional) in Chapter 1. For definitions of 16 signal combinations. Pin Definition Pin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Signal DBG1 (high for green color) DBR1 (high for red color) DBG2 (high for green color) DBR2 (high for red color) DBG3 (high for green color) DBR3 (high for red color) DBG4 (high for green color) DBR4 (high for red color) Key NC Connected to JLED1 9 10 1 2 JLED1 Connected to JUSB1 D-Bracket™ 2 LEDs 2-22 .

To attach the fiber-optic cable to optical SPDIF jack. and 2 analog Line-Out jacks for 4-channel audio output. refer to Appendix. For more information on the S-Bracket. The two SPDIF jacks support SPDIF output only. 11 12 1 2 JSP3 JSP3 Pin Definition PIN 1 3 5 7 9 11 SIGNAL VCC5 SPDFO GND LFE-OUT CET-OUT GND DESCRIPTION VCC 5V S/PDIF output Ground Audio bass output PIN 2 4 6 8 SIGNAL VDD3 (No Pin) SPDFI SOUT-R SOUT-L GND DESCRIPTION VDD 3.Hardware Setup S-Bracket Connector: JSP3 The connector allows you to connect a S-Bracket for Sony & Philips Digital Interface (SPDIF). The S-Bracket offers 2 SPDIF jacks for digital audio transmission (one for optical fiber connection and the other for coaxial). Using 4or 6-Channel Audio Function. you need to remove the plug from the jack first.3V Key S/PDIF input Audio right surrounding output Audio left surrounding output Ground Audio center output 10 Ground 12 2-23 .

MS-6712 ATX Mainboard Optional S-Bracket CEN/SUB RL/RR Connect to JSP3 SPDIFJack (optical) SPDIF Jack (coaxial) Analog Line-Out Jacks 2-24 .

You must configure the setting through the BIOS setup to use the IR function. JIR1 is compliant with Intel® Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide. If the chassis is opened. To clear the warning. the switch will be short. GND CINTRU 2 1 JCI1 2-25 . you must enter the BIOS utility and clear the record.Hardware Setup IrDA Infrared Module Header: JIR1 The connector allows you to connect to IrDA Infrared module. JIR1 Pin Definition Pin 6 2 5 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 Signal NC NC VCC5 GND IRTX IRRX JIR1 Chassis Intrusion Switch Connector: JCI1 This connector is connected to a 2-pin chassis switch. The system will record this status and show a warning message on the screen.

R GND L JCD1 2-26 .MS-6712 ATX Mainboard CD-In Connector: JCD1 The connector is for CD-ROM audio connector.

2-27 .Hardware Setup Jumpers The motherboard provides the following jumpers for you to set the computer’s function. it will damage the mainboard.. Then return to 1-2 pin position. Clear CMOS Jumper: JBAT1 There is a CMOS RAM on board that has a power supply from external battery to keep the data of system configuration. This section will explain how to change your motherboard’s function through the use of jumpers. You can clear CMOS by shorting 2-3 pin while the system is off. the system can automatically boot OS every time it is turned on. If you want to clear the system configuration. Avoid clearing the CMOS while the system is on. Follow the instructions below to clear the data: 3 3 1 Keep Data 1 Clear Data 3 1 JBAT1 MSI Reminds You. use the JBAT1 (Clear CMOS Jumper ) to clear data. With the CMOS RAM..

such as jumpers. make sure that you unplug the power supply first. CNR is a specially designed network. CNR (Communication Network Riser) Slot The CNR slot allows you to insert the CNR expansion cards.MS-6712 ATX Mainboard Slots The motherboard provides one AGP slot. AGP Slot PCI Slots CNR Slot AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) Slot The AGP slot allows you to insert the AGP graphics card. switches or BIOS configuration. The mainboard supports 4x/8x 1. audio. or modem riser card for ATX family motherboards. read the documentation for the expansion card to make any necessary hardware or software settings for the expansion card. Meanwhile.5V AGP card. Its main processing is done through software and controlled by the motherboard’s chipset. 32-bit channel for the graphics controller to directly access main memory. six 32-bit PCI bus slots. and one CNR slot. PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) Slots The PCI slots allow you to insert the expansion cards to meet your needs. It introduces a 66MHz. AGP is an interface specification designed for the throughput demands of 3D graphics. When adding or removing expansion cards. 2-28 .

Hardware Setup PCI Interrupt Request Routing The IRQ. are hardware lines over which devices can send interrupt signals to the microprocessor. The PCI IRQ pins are typically connected to the PCI bus INT A# ~ INT D# pins as follows: Order 1 PCI Slot 1 PCI Slot 2 PCI Slot 3 PCI Slot 4 PCI Slot 5 PCI Slot 6 INT A# INT B# INT C# INT D# INT B# INT C# Order 2 INT B# INT C# INT D# INT A# INT C# INT D# Order 3 INT C# INT D# INT A# INT B# INT D# INT A# Order 4 INT D# INT A# INT B# INT C# INT A# INT B# 2-29 . acronym of interrupt request line and pronounced I-R-Q.

3-1 .BIOS Setup Chapter 3. You want to change the default settings for customized features. You may need to run the Setup program when: An error message appears on the screen during the system booting up. BIOS Setup BIOS Setup This chapter provides information on the BIOS Setup program and allows you to configure the system for optimum use. and requests you to run SETUP.

When the message below appears on the screen. press <DEL> key to enter Setup. You may also restart the system by simultaneously pressing <Ctrl>.KT3 Ultra2-C ATX Mainboard MS-6712 ATX Mainboard Entering Setup Power on the computer and the system will start POST (Power On Self Test) process. and <Delete> keys. When the same message as listed above appears on the screen. Select First Boot Device Floppy IDE-0 CDROM : 1st Floppy : IBM-DTLA-307038 : ATAPI CD-ROM DRIVE 40X M [RETURN] Boot [ESC] cancel [Up/Dn] Select The boot menu will list all the bootable devices. The POST messages might pass by too quickly for you to respond in time. The selection will not make changes to the settings in the BIOS setup utility. it will still use the original first boot device to boot up. If so. restart the system and press <F11> after around 2 or 3 seconds to activate the boot menu similar to the following. The system will boot from the selected device. 3-2 . DEL:Setup F11:Boot Menu F12:Network boot TAB:Logo If the message disappears before you respond and you still wish to enter Setup. so next time when you power on the system. restart the system by turning it OFF and On or pressing the RESET button. Select the one you want to boot from by using arrow keys and then pressing <Enter>. Selecting the First Boot Device You are allowed to select the 1st boot device without entering the BIOS setup utility by pressing <F11>. <Alt>. press <F11> to trigger the boot menu.

The on-line description for the selected setup category is displayed at the bottom of the screen. the first screen you see is the Main Menu. while High Performance defaults provide the best system performance but may affect the system stability. Default Settings The BIOS setup program contains two kinds of default settings: the BIOS Setup and High Performance defaults. only for Option Page Setup Menu Load Optimized defaults Save all the CMOS changes and exit Getting Help After entering the Setup utility. only for Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page Setup Menu Load the default CMOS value from Fail-Safe default table.BIOS Setup Control Keys < > < > < > < > <Enter> <Esc> <+/PU> <-/PD> <F1> <F6> <F7> <F10> Move to the previous item Move to the next item Move to the item on the left-hand side Move to the item on the right-hand side Select the item Jumps to the Exit menu or returns to the main menu from a submenu Increase the numeric value or make changes Decrease the numeric value or make changes General help. You can use the arrow keys ( ↑↓ ) to select the item. 3-3 . Main Menu The main menu displays the setup categories the BIOS supplies. BIOS Setup defaults provide stable performance settings for all devices and the system.

the Main Menu will appear on the screen. date etc. The Main Menu displays twelve configurable functions and two exit choices. Advanced Chipset Features Use this menu to change the values in the chipset registers and optimize your system’s performance. PNP/PCI Configurations This entry appears if your system supports PnP/PCI. Advanced BIOS Features Use this menu to setup the items of AMI® special enhanced features. Power Management Features Use this menu to specify your settings for power management. Standard CMOS Features Use this menu for basic system configurations. such as time.KT3 Ultra2-C ATX Mainboard MS-6712 ATX Mainboard The Main Menu Once you enter AMIBIOS NEW SETUP UTILITY. Use arrow keys to move among the items and press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu. 3-4 .

Save & Exit Setup Save changes to CMOS and exit setup. Load High Performance Defaults Use this menu to load the BIOS values for the best system performance. PC Health Status This entry shows your PC health status. Set User Password Use this menu to set User Password. Set Supervisor Password Use this menu to set Supervisor Password. 3-5 . but the system stability may be affected. Load BIOS Setup Defaults Use this menu to load factory default settings into the BIOS for stable system performance operations.BIOS Setup Integrated Peripherals Use this menu to specify your settings for integrated peripherals. Frequency/Voltage Control Use this menu to specify your settings for frequency/voltage control. Exit Without Saving Abandon all changes and exit setup.

year The year can be adjusted by users. month The month from Jan. date The date from 1 to 31 can be keyed by numeric function keys. System Time This allows you to set the system time that you want (usually the current time). System Date This allows you to set the system to the date that you want (usually the current date). Read-only. one or more setup items.KT3 Ultra2-C ATX Mainboard MS-6712 ATX Mainboard Standard CMOS Features The items inside STANDARD CMOS FEATURES menu are divided into 9 categories. through Dec. The format is <day><month> <date> <year>. from Sun to Sat. Each category includes none. Primary/Secondary IDE Master/Slave Press PgUp/<+> or PgDn/<-> to select the hard disk drive type. determined by BIOS. day Day of the week. The specifi- 3-6 . Use the arrow keys to highlight the item you want to modify and use the <PgUp> or <PgDn> keys to switch to the value you prefer. The time format is <hour> <minute> <second>.

not the whole hard disk. This feature only protects the boot sector. BIOS will issue a virus warning message and beep if a write to the boot sector or the partition table of the HDD is attempted. Available options: Not Installed.. 1. or Disabled under Netware and UNIX Block Mode Select Auto to enhance the hard disk performance Fast Programmed I/O Select Auto to enhance hard disk perforModes mance by optimizing the hard disk timing 32 Bit Transfer Mode Enable 32 bit to maximize the IDE hard disk data transfer rate Floppy Drive A:/B: This item allows you to set the type of floppy drives installed.BIOS Setup cation of hard disk drive will show up on the right hand according to your selection.. 3-7 . Type Select how to define the HDD parameters Cylinders Enter cylinder number Heads Enter head number Write Precompensation Enter write precomp cylinder Sectors Enter sector number Maximum Capacity Read the maximal HDD capacity LBA Mode Select Auto for a hard disk > 512 MB under Windows and DOS. 1.44 MB 3½ and 2.2 MB 5¼. MSI Reminds You. Setting options: Disabled and Enabled. Boot Sector Virus Protection The item is to set the Virus Warning feature for IDE Hard Disk boot sector protection. 720 KB 3½.88 MB 3½. When Enabled.

Disabled. 3-8 . The settings are: IDE-0 The system will boot from the first HDD. IDE-1 The system will boot from the second HDD. Disabled Shows the POST messages at boot. 1st/2nd/3rd Boot Device The items allow you to set the sequence of boot devices where AMIBIOS attempts to load the operating system.KT3 Ultra2-C ATX Mainboard MS-6712 ATX Mainboard Advanced BIOS Features Quick Boot Setting the item to Enabled allows the system to boot within 5 seconds since it will skip some check items. Boot Sequency Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu screen. Settings are: Enabled Shows a still image (logo) on the full screen at boot. Full Screen Logo Show This item enables you to show the company logo on the bootup screen. Available options: Enabled.

USB CDROMThe system will boot from the USB-interfaced CD-ROM. WORK BBS-0 The system will boot from the first BBS (BIOS Boot Specification) compliant device. USB HDD The system will boot from the USB-interfaced HDD.BIOS Setup IDE-2 IDE-3 Floppy ARMD-FDD The system will boot from the third HDD. Legacy NET. that functions as a floppy drive. such as LS-120 or ZIP drive. USB RMD. BBS-2 The system will boot from the third BBS (BIOS Boot Specification) compliant device.The system will boot from any USB-interfaced ARMD FDD device. BBS-1 The system will boot from the second BBS (BIOS Boot Specification) compliant device. 3-9 . The system will boot from floppy drive. BBS-4 The system will boot from the 5th BBS (BIOS Boot Specification) compliant device. The system will boot from the fourth HDD. such as LS-120 or ZIP drive. such as MO or ZIP drive. BBS-9 The system will boot from the 10th BBS (BIOS Boot Specification) compliant device. that functions as hard disk drive. CD/DVD The system will boot from the CD/DVD ROM. BBS-5 The system will boot from the 6th BBS (BIOS Boot Specification) compliant device. BBS-7 The system will boot from the 8th BBS (BIOS Boot Specification) compliant device. BBS-6 The system will boot from the 7th BBS (BIOS Boot Specification) compliant device. that functions as a floppy drive. ARMD-HDD The system will boot from ARMD device. BBS-8 The system will boot from the 9th BBS (BIOS Boot Specification) compliant device. USB FDD The system will boot from USB-interfaced floppy drive. BBS-3 The system will boot from the 4th BBS (BIOS Boot Specification) compliant device. Legacy SCSI The system will boot from the SCSI. The system will boot from any ARMD device.The system will boot from the Network drive.

Disabled.T. 1. Setting to On will turn on the Num Lock key when the system is powered on. (Self-Monitoring Analysis & Reporting Technology) capability for the hard disks. Enabled.M..R.A..M. Setting options: On.R. S. Setting to Off will allow end users to use the arrow keys on the numeric keypad. This gives you an opportunity to move data from a hard disk that is going to fail to a safe place before the hard disk becomes offline. the BIOS will activate the floppy disk drives during the boot process: the drive activity light will come on and the head will move back and forth once. such as MO or ZIP drive. When enabled. for Hard Disks This allows you to activate the S.A. Disable this sequence.KT3 Ultra2-C ATX Mainboard MS-6712 ATX Mainboard USB RMDHDD Disabled The system will boot from USB-interfaced ARMD device. please set USB Legacy Support to All Device. 2. Off. if you did not install a floppy drive.M. BootUp Num-Lock This item is to set the Num Lock status when the system is powered on. Floppy Drive Seek This setting causes the BIOS to search for floppy disk drives at boot time.A. S. First A: will be done and then B: if it exists. Settings: Enabled. If you want to boot from any of the USB-interfaced devices. that functions as hard disk drive.T is a utility that monitors your disk status to predict hard disk failure. Available settings for “1st/2nd/3rd Boot Device” vary depending on the bootable devices you have installed. Try Other Boot Devices Setting the option to Yes allows the system to try to boot from other devices if the system fails to boot from the 1st/2nd/3rd boot device. Floppy Drive Swap Setting to Enabled will swap floppy drives A: and B:. MSI Reminds You.R.T. Setting options: Disabled. the setting “Floppy” does not show up. 3-10 . For example.

if any program writes to this memory area. Setting to Enabled will speed up the system performance. Available options: Mono (monochrome). Password Check This specifies the type of AMIBIOS password protection that is implemented.BIOS Setup Primary Display This configures the primary subsystem in the computer. Settings are described below: 3-11 . A password prompt appears every time when the computer is powered on or when end users try to run Setup. The setting controls the internal cache (also known as L1 or level 1 cache). resulting in better system performance. But it is possible if you choose Yes. 32k Shadow This item specifies how the contents of the adapter ROM named in the item are handled. However. When you choose No. Boot To OS/2 This allows you to run the OS/2® operating system with DRAM larger than 64MB. the system transfers the requested data from the main DRAM into cache memory. for even faster access by the CPU. System BIOS Cacheable Selecting Enabled allows caching of the system BIOS ROM at F0000hFFFFFh. CGA40x25. Disabled. When the CPU requests data. Setting options are described below. Absent. a system error may result. you cannot run the OS/2® operating system with DRAM larger than 64MB. Internal Cache Cache memory is additional memory that is much faster than conventional DRAM (system memory). Option Setup Always Description The password prompt appears only when end users try to run Setup. Setting options: Enabled. VGA/EGA. C000. CGA80x25.

You need to select the MPS version supported by your operating system. 1.KT3 Ultra2-C ATX Mainboard MS-6712 ATX Mainboard Option Disabled Enabled Cached Description The specified ROM is not copied to RAM. The contents of specified ROM are not only copied to RAM. Enabling APIC mode will expand available IRQs resources for the system. MPS Table Version This field allows you to select which MPS (Multi-Processor Specification) version to be used for the operating system. the system is able to run in APIC mode. APIC Function This field is used to enable or disable the APIC (Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller).1.4. Due to compliance to PC2001 design guide. the contents of the ROM area can be written to and read from cache memory. To find out which version to use. Settings: 1. consult the vendor of your operating system. The contents of specified ROM are copied to RAM for faster system performance. Settings: Enabled. 3-12 . Disabled.

Change these settings only if you are familiar with the chipset.BIOS Setup Advanced Chipset Features MSI Reminds You.. DRAM Timing Control Press <Enter> and the following sub-menu appears. Configure SDRAM Timing by Selects whether DRAM timing is controlled by the SPD (Serial Presence Detect) EEPROM on the DRAM module.. Setting to SPD enables 3-13 . Current Host Clock This item shows the current CPU frequency.

2. Auto. SDRAM Frequency Use this item to configure the clock frequency of the installed SDRAM. 3 (clocks). RAS to CAS Delay and SDRAM Bank Interleave automatically to be determined by BIOS based on the configurations on the SPD. *See Glossary: Recommended DDR400 Modules for details. SDRAM CAS# Latency This controls the timing delay (in clock cycles) before SDRAM starts a read command after receiving it. If insufficient time is allowed for the RAS to accumulate its charge before DRAM refresh. Row Precharge Time. Row Precharge Time This item controls the number of cycles for Row Address Strobe (RAS) to be allowed to precharge. both rows and columns are addressed separately. RAS Pulse Width This setting allows you to select the number of clock cycles allotted for the RAS pulse width. The less the clock cycles. the faster the DRAM performance. RAS Pulse Width. Settings: 6T. 3T. Settings options: 200MHz. This item applies only when synchronous DRAM is installed in the system. 2. Disable the function if 16MB SDRAM is installed.KT3 Ultra2-C ATX Mainboard MS-6712 ATX Mainboard SDRAM Frequency. Settings: Auto. according to DRAM specifications. This setup item allows you to determine the timing of the transition from RAS (row address strobe) to CAS (column address strobe). SDRAM CAS# Latency. Bank Interleave This field selects 2-bank or 4-bank interleave for the installed SDRAM. 400MHz*. Available settings: 2T. Setting options: 3T. 2T. 5T. the faster the DRAM performance. 2-Way and 4-Way. 266MHz. 333MHz. The less the clock cycles. refresh may be incomplete and DRAM may fail to retain data. Settings: Disabled. 1. 3-14 .5 (clocks) increases the system performance the most while 3 (clocks) provides the most stable performance.5. RAS to CAS Delay When DRAM is refreshed.5. Selecting User allows users to configure these fields manually. 1.

READ to READ interval is minimum 1 CLK. the faster the DRAM performance. To use the feature. while Normal let CPU handle them at the slowest rate. Setting options: Auto. 0F. SDRAM Burst Length This setting allows you to set the size of Burst-Length for DRAM. Random column access is allowed. 0E. 18. you need to define the burst length. The bigger the size.BIOS Setup DDR DQS Input Delay This setting allows you to set the delay time of DQS to improve the setup time and hold time of the data. Selecting Enabled to shorten the turnaround interval to improve the performance. Selecting Disabled makes SDRAM signal controller run at 2T rate. which is the actual length of burst plus the starting address and allows internal address counter to properly generate the next memory location. SDRAM 1T Command This setting controls the SDRAM command rate. Bursting feature is a technique that DRAM itself predicts the address of the next memory location to be accessed after the first address is accessed. 3-15 . AGP Timing Control Press <Enter> and the following sub-menu appears. Setting options: Disabled. Fast R-2-R Turnaround Burst read operation can be interrupted by new read of any bank. 1T is faster than 2T. Setting options: Disabled. Selecting Enabled allows SDRAM signal controller to run at 1T (T=clock cycles) rate. Fast Command This item controls the internal timing of CPU. 08. Settings: 4 QW. and improve the stability. Enabled. Enabled. 8 QW. Fast enables CPU to handle at a faster speed. Selecting Ultra allows CPU to handle data/instructions at the fastest speed.

Disabled. Auto. Setting options: Enabled. Disabled. 2x. The Fast Write technology allows the CPU to write directly to the graphics card without passing anything through the system memory and improves the AGP 4X speed. 64MB.KT3 Ultra2-C ATX Mainboard MS-6712 ATX Mainboard AGP Mode The item sets an appropriate mode for the installed AGP card. 4x. Disabled. Settings: Enabled. AGP Aperture Size This setting controls just how much system RAM can be allocated to AGP for video purposes. AGP Master 1 W/S Write The field allows users to insert one wait state into the AGP write cycle. 16MB. Host cycles that hit the aperture range are forwarded to the AGP without any translation. 8MB. PCI Delay Transaction The chipset has an embedded 32-bit posted write buffer to support delayed transactions cycles so that transactions to and from the ISA bus are buffered and PCI bus can perform other transactions while the ISA transaction is underway. Settings: Enabled. 3-16 . Select 4x only if your AGP card supports it. Settings: Enabled. 32MB. AGP Master 1 W/S Read The field allows users to insert one wait state into the AGP read cycle. and 256 MB. The aperture is a portion of the PCI memory address range dedicated to graphics memory address space. Setting options: 1x. AGP Read Synchronization The field allows you to enable or disable the AGP Read Synchronization feature. Disabled. Settings: Enabled. Select Enabled only when the installed AGP card supports this function. AGP Fast Write This option enables or disables the AGP Fast Write feature. Select Enabled to support compliance with PCI specification version 2. 128MB. The option allows the selection of an aperture size of 4MB. Disabled.1.

such as Windows 98SE/2000/ME. Available options: Yes. S3-related functions described in this section are available only when your BIOS supports S3 sleep mode. If your operating system is ACPI-aware. 3-17 . ACPI Standby State This item secifies the power saving modes for ACPI function.. No. Windows ME and Windows 2000. Options are: S1/POS The S1 sleep mode is a low power state. such as Windows 98SE. In this state. you can choose to enter the Standby mode in S1(POS) or S3 (STR) fashion through the setting of this field. If your operating system supports ACPI. no system context is lost (CPU or chipset) and hardware maintains all system context. S3/STR The S3 sleep mode is a lower power state where the in formation of system configuration and open applications/ files is saved to main memory that remains powered while most other hardware components turn off to save energy. select Yes.BIOS Setup Power Management Features MSI Reminds You. Auto BIOS determines the best ode automatically.. The information stored in memory will be used to restore the system when a “wake up” event occurs. IPCA Function This item is to activate the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface) function.

Settings: Disabled. 10. The system resume time is shortened when you disable the function. Dual LED The power LED changes its color to indicate the sleep/ suspend state. Suspend Time Out (Minute) After the selected period of system inactivity. CPU Critical Temperature If the CPU temperature reaches the upper limit preset in this setting. Settings: Disabled. 3-18 . all devices except the CPU shut off. 40. the warning mechanism will be activated. 20. Power/Sleep LED This item configures how the system uses power LED on the case to indicate the sleep/suspend state. 1. 60. Display Activity These items specify if the BIOS will monitor the activity of the specified hardware peripheral or component. Power Management/APM Setting to Enabled will activate an Advanced Power Management (APM) device to enhance Max Saving mode and stop CPU internal clock. Settings: Enabled. but system will need an AGP driver to initialize the VGA card. Disabled. Therefore. any activity detected on the specified hardware peripheral or component will wake up the system or prevent the system from entering the power saving modes.KT3 Ultra2-C ATX Mainboard MS-6712 ATX Mainboard Call VGA BIOS at S3 Resuming Selecting Enabled allows BIOS to call VGA BIOS to initialize the VGA card when system wakes up (resumes) from S3 sleep state. the display may work abnormally or not function after resuming from S3. if the AGP driver of the card does not support the initialization feature. 8. If set to Monitor. 2. 30. Enabled. Available options are: Single LED The power LED turns off to indicate the sleep/suspend state. Settings: Monitor. 50. Ignore. 4. This helps you to prevent the CPU overheating problem. USB Wakeup From S3 This item allows the activity of the USB device to wake up the system from S3 (Suspend to RAM) sleep state.

you need to install a modem card supporting power on function first. the computer enters the suspend/sleep mode. Resume On KBC This item allows the activity of the keyboard to wake up the system from 3-19 . After AC Power Loss This setting specifies whether your system will reboot after a power failure or interrupt occurs. Power On Leaves the computer in the power on state. but if the button is pressed for more than four seconds. the computer is turned off. Settings are: On/Off The power button functions as normal power off button. Wake Up On PME When set to Enabled. Last State Restores the system to the previous status before power failure or interrupt occurred. When set to Enabled. Enabled. the feature allows your system to be awakened from the power saving modes through any event on PME (Power Management Event). Settings: Disabled. activity or input signal of the modem will awake the system from S3 (Suspend to RAM) sleep state. Disabled. Set WakeUp Events Press <Enter> and the following sub-menu appears.BIOS Setup Power Button Function This feature sets the function of the power button. Settings: Enabled. Available settings are: Power Off Leaves the computer in the power off state. Wake Up On Ring For this feature to take effect. Suspend When you press the power button.

Every Day Alarm Hour 00 ~ 23 Alarm Minute 00 ~ 59 Alarm Second 00 ~ 59 MSI Reminds You. Disabled. the system will automatically resume (boot up) on a specific date/hour/minute/second specified in these fields. (double-click) Left-button. Available settings for each item are: Alarm Date 01 ~ 31. Resume By Alarm This is used to enable or disable the feature of booting up the system on a scheduled time/date from the soft off (S5) state. you must let the system boot up until it enters the operating system. Settings: Disabled. (double-click) Right-button. Wake-Up Key This setting allows users to set a wake-up key to recall the system from power saving state. 3-20 . Settings: Disabled. Any Key. before this function will work. Resume On PS/2 Mouse This item allows the activity of the mouse to wake up the system from S3 (Suspend to RAM) sleep state. Wake-Up Password This setting allows users to set a password (max. Options: Any Key.. Specific Key. Alarm Date/Hour/Minute/Second If Resume By Alarm is set to Enabled.. Settings: Enabled. 5 letters) to wake up the system.KT3 Ultra2-C ATX Mainboard MS-6712 ATX Mainboard S3 (Suspend to RAM) sleep state. If you have changed this setting. Specific Key.

BIOS will initialize all the PnP cards. is a system which allows I/O devices to operate at speeds nearing the speed the CPU itself uses when communicating with its special components. This section covers some very technical items and it is strongly recommended that only experienced users should make any changes to the default settings. When set to No. 2000 or ME. Plug and Play Aware O/S When set to Yes.BIOS Setup PNP/PCI Configurations This section describes configuring the PCI bus system and PnP (Plug & Play) feature. BIOS will only initialize the PnP cards used for booting (VGA. SCSI). the system will reset ESCD NVRAM right after the system is booted up and then set the setting of the item back to No automatically. PCI. IDE. The rest of the cards will be initialized by the PnP operating system like Windows® 98. or Peripheral Component Interconnect. Select Yes if the operating system is Plug & Play. When the item is set to Yes. 3-21 . Clear NVRAM The ESCD (Extended System Configuration Data) NVRAM (Non-volatile Random Access Memory) is where the BIOS stores resource information for both PNP and non-PNP devices in a bit string format.

Auto. PCI Slot3/6 IRQ. every PCI device can conduct transactions for a longer time and thus improve the effective PCI bandwidth. 4. Setting options: PCI. PCI Slot4 IRQ These items specify the IRQ line for each PCI slot. 11. 9. Setting options: 3.KT3 Ultra2-C ATX Mainboard MS-6712 ATX Mainboard PCI Latency Timer This item controls how long each PCI device can hold the bus before another takes over. Settings options: Disabled. PCI Slot2/5 IRQ. 5. AGP. 10. Enabled. PCI Slot1 IRQ. Selecting Auto allows BIOS to automatically determine the IRQ line for each PCI slot. PCI IDE BusMaster Set this option to Enabled to specify that the IDE controller on the PCI local bus has bus mastering capability. For better PCI performance. 3-22 . Primary Graphics Adaptor This setting specifies which VGA card is your primary graphics adapter. When set to higher values. you should set the item to higher values. Settings range from 32 to 248 at a 32 increment. 7.

Settings: Auto. 3-23 . Disables the onboard Floppy controller.6 uS. 2F8/COM2. 3E8/COM3. Option Auto Enabled Disabled Description BIOS will automatically determine whether to enable the onboard Floppy controller or not. Selecting Auto allows AMIBIOS to automatically determine the correct base I/O port address. Serial Port2 Mode This item sets the operation mode for Serial Port 2. Enables the onboard Floppy controller.BIOS Setup Integrated Peripherals Floppy Disk Controller This is used to enable or disable the onboard Floppy controller. Serial Port 1/2 These items specify the base I/O port addresses of the onboard Serial Port 1 (COM A)/Serial Port 2 (COM B). 1. 2E8/COM4 and Disabled. Settings: Normal. 3F8/ COM1. 3/16 Baud and ASKIR (the last three operation modes are setting options for IR function).

when connecting an IR adapter to COM B. 3-24 . Both. 378. OnBoard LAN This setting controls the onboard LAN controller. When Parallel Port is set to Auto. the item shows Auto indicating that BIOS determines the IRQ for the parallel port automatically. Disabled. Bi-Dir or EPP. the field will show Auto indicating that BIOS automatically determines the DMA channel for the parallel port. Set to SINB/SOUTB. Port DMA This feature needs to be configured only when Parallel Port Mode is set to the ECP mode. Setting options: Disabled. Setting options: Disabled.KT3 Ultra2-C ATX Mainboard MS-6712 ATX Mainboard IR Pin Select Set to IRRX/IRTX when using an internal IR module connected to the IR header.M. Setting options: Disabled. Settings: Auto. OnChip IDE Controller This setting controls the onboard IDE controller. EPP Version The item selects the EPP version used by the parallel port if the port is set to EPP mode. 278. Port Mode This item selects the operation mode for the onboard parallel port: ECP. OnBoard LAN P. Settings: 1. This feature allows the onboard LAN to be awakened from the power saving modes through any event on PME (Power Management Event). Secondary. Parallel Port This field specifies the base I/O port address of the onboard parallel port. Selecting Auto allows AMIBIOS to automatically determine the correct base I/O port address.7. Enabled. Normal.9. Port IRQ When OnBoard Parallel Port is set to Auto.E. Enabled. Primary. 1.

Disabled. USB Legacy Support Set to All Device if you need to use any USB device in the operating system that does not support or have any USB driver installed. Disabled. Disable the controller if you want to use other controller cards to connect an audio device. Setting options: Disabled. Disable the controller if you want to use other controller cards to connect a modem. if not.BIOS Setup AC’97 Audio Auto allows the mainboard to detect whether an audio device is used. When the function is enabled. if not. Set to No Mice only if you want to use any USB device other than the USB mouse. 2 USB Ports. 3-25 . Port 64/60 Emulation This field controls the USB Port 64/60 Emulation function. the USB keyboard is allowed to type some special combination keys. If a modem is detected. Enabled. the onboard AC’97 modem controller will be enabled. 4 USB Ports. the onboard AC’97 (Audio Codec’97) controller will be enabled. MC’97 Modem Auto allows the mainboard to detect whether a modem is used. Settings: Auto. Setting options: Disabled. such as DOS and SCO Unix. OnChip USB Controller This setting is used to enable/disable the onboard USB ports. If an audio device is detected. it is disabled. Settings: Auto. 6 USB Ports. it is disabled.

KT3 Ultra2-C ATX Mainboard MS-6712 ATX Mainboard PC Health Status This section shows the status of your CPU. +5. etc.0V.0V. Battery. Monitor function is available only if there is hardware monitoring mechanism onboard. If you don’t connect the CPU fan to the CPU fan power connector. Settings: Enabled. CPU/System Temperature. +12. Settings: Enabled. overall system status. If it detects that the CPU fan is not rotating. CPU Fan Detection When enabled.0V. -12. The setting of the field will automatically return to Enabled later. Vcore. -5. temperatures and all fans’ speeds. set the field to Reset. +5V SB These items display the current status of all of the monitored hardware devices/components such as CPU voltages. fan. we recommend that you disable the feature. The function is built with CPU fan power connector (CFAN1) only and enables you to protect the CPU form possible overheating problem. Disabled. the system will show an error message on the screen and halt the boot-up process.0V. the system will automatically monitor the CPU fan during boot-up. Reset. Chassis Intrusion The field enables or disables the feature of recording the chassis intrusion status and issuing a warning message if the chassis is once opened. To clear the warning message. 3-26 . Disabled. CPU/System Fan Speed.

select one of the options for EMI reduction. The Spread Spectrum function reduces the EMI generated by modulating the pulses so that the spikes of the pulses are reduced to flatter curves. +/-0. Available options: +/-0. Select the number between 100~280 for needed frequency. Disabled. These settings offer users a tool to overclock the system. CPU FSB Clock This item allows you to select the CPU Front Side Bus clock frequency (in MHz) and overclock the processor by adjusting the FSB clock to a higher frequency.75%. 3-27 . If you do not have any EMI problem. CPU Ratio/Vcore (V) The settings are used to adjust the CPU clock multiplier (ratio) and CPU corevoltage (Vcore). Remember to disable Spread Spectrum if you are overclocking because even a slight jitter can introduce a temporary boost in clockspeed which may just cause your overclocked processor to lock up.5%. leave the setting at Disabled for optimal system stability and performance.BIOS Setup Frequency/Voltage Control Use this menu to specify your settings for frequency/voltage control.25%. Spread Spectrum When the motherboard’s clock generator pulses. the extreme values (spikes) of the pulses creates EMI (Electromagnetic Interference). +/-0. But if you are plagued by EMI.

Changing CPU Ratio/Vcore could result in the instability of the system.27.6. Any changes made to this setting may cause a stability issue. 3-28 . 1. but the stability may be affected.29. 1. DDR Voltage (V) Adjusting the DDR voltage can increase the DDR speed. AGP Voltage (V) AGP voltage is adjustable in the field. it is NOT recommended to change the default setting for long-term usage. so changing the DDR voltage for long-term purpose is NOT recommended.KT3 Ultra2-C ATX Mainboard MS-6712 ATX Mainboard MSI Reminds You.7. Setting options: Auto. 1. 1.. therefore. Termination Vol (V) The settings are used to adjust the termination voltage. 1.8.. Setting options: Auto. allowing you to increase the performance of your AGP display card when overclocking.

This would prevent unauthorized use of your computer. 3-29 . If the PASSWORD CHECK option is set to Always. User password: Can only enter but do not have the right to change the settings of the setup menu. The password typed now will replace any previously set password from CMOS memory. The setting to determine when the password prompt is required is the PASSWORD CHECK option of the ADVANCED BIOS FEATURES menu. You will be prompted to confirm the password. up to six characters in length. To clear a set password. you will be prompted to enter it every time you try to enter Setup. you can also have AMIBIOS to request a password each time the system is booted. This prevents an unauthorized person from changing any part of your system configuration. If set to Setup. the system will boot and you can enter Setup without entering any password. When a password has been set. Once the password is disabled. A message will show up confirming the password will be disabled. when a password is enabled. Retype the password and press <Enter>. MSI Reminds You. the password is required both at boot and at entry to Setup. a message as below will appear on the screen: Type the password.. password prompt only occurs when you try to enter Setup. About Supervisor Password & User Password: Supervisor password: Can enter and change the settings of the setup menu. just press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter the password.. Additionally. and press <Enter>. You may also press <Esc> to abort the selection and not enter a password.BIOS Setup Set Supervisor/User Password When you select this function.

3-30 . Use of high performance defaults will tighten most timings to increase the system performance. which means you need high-quality VGA adapter. the system may become unstable or even crash. refer to “Clear CMOS Jumper:JBAT1” in Chapter 2. Therefore. If the system crashes or hangs after enabling the feature. The option is for power or overclocking users only.KT3 Ultra2-C ATX Mainboard MS-6712 ATX Mainboard Load High Performance/BIOS Setup Defaults The two options on the main menu allow users to restore all of the BIOS settings to High Performance defaults or BIOS Setup defaults. please CLEAR CMOS DATA to resolve the problem. When you select Load High Performance Defaults. Otherwise. We don’t recommend that users should apply the high performance defaults in their regular systems. MSI Reminds You.. a high-end system configuration is a must. When you select Load BIOS Setup Defaults. For more information. a message as below appears: Pressing ‘Enter’ loads the default values that are factory settings for stable system performance.. The BIOS Setup Defaults are the default values also set by the mainboard manufacturer for stable performance of the mainboard. RAM and so on. a message as below appears: Pressing ‘Enter’ loads the default BIOS values that enable the best system performance but may lead to a stability issue. The High Performance Defaults are the values set by the mainboard manufacturer for the best system performance but probably will cause a stability issue.

Using 4.or 6-Channel Audio Function Appendix: Using 4. 2 Rear.or 6-Channel Audio Function The motherboard is equipped with Realtek ALC650 chip. which provides support for 6-channel audio output. ALC650 allows the board to attach 4 or 6 speakers for better surround sound effect. The section will tell you how to install and use 4-/6-channel audio function on the board. TOPICS Installing the Audio Driver Using 4-/6-Channel Audio Function Testing the Connected Speakers Playing KaraOK A-2 A-4 A-14 A-16 A-1 . including 2 Front. 1 Center and 1 Subwoofer channel.

Click Avance ALC650 Sound Drivers. The setup screen will automatically appear. Click here MSI Reminds You. A-2 . Hence. Follow the procedures described below to install the drivers for different operating systems.MS-6712 ATX Mainboard Installing the Audio Driver You need to install the driver for Realtek ALC650 chip to function properly before you can get access to 4-/6-channel audio operations. Installation for Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP For Windows® 2000. you must install Windows® 2000 Service Pack2 or later before installing the driver. 1. The AC97 Audio Configuration software utility is under continuous update to enhance audio applications. The following illustrations are based on Windows® XP environment and could look slightly different if you install the drivers in different operating systems. Insert the companion CD into the CD-ROM drive. 2.. the program screens shown here in this appendix may be slightly different from the latest software utility and shall be held for reference only..

or 6-Channel Audio Function 3 Cl ckNe t tostartinstallingfilesintothesystem. C ic N xt tostartinstallingfilesintothesystem. . Click here 4 Click Finish torestartthesystem. li k ex . Click Finish torestartthesystem.Using 4. Select this option Click here A-3 .

Click the audio icon from the window tray at the lower-right corner of the screen. you can connect all speakers to the audio connectors on the back panel.1-Speaker Output A-4 . and then have your speakers correctly connected to the S-Bracket: Configuration in the Software Utility 1. of Speaker. and then select 4.MS-6712 ATX Mainboard Using 4. 4-Channel Mode for 4-Speaker Output c.or 6channel audio setting in the software utility. you can connect two speakers to back panel’s Line-Out connector. 4. With this optional accessory. Using the Optional S-Bracket S-Bracket integrates the SPDIF (Sony & Philips Digital Interface) and analog LINE OUT connectors together. a. Select a desired multi-channel operation from No. and the rest of speakers to S-Bracket. you are able to use the 4-/6-channel audio feature now. 3. Using the back panel only If you do not have a S-Bracket.or 6-channel audio operation. 6-Channel Mode for 5. Select a desired surround sound effect from the “Environment” dropdown menu. first connect 4 or 6 speakers to the appropriate audio connectors. To enable 4. users will be able to decide either analog or digital audio output when applying the speakers to the connectors. Click the Speaker Configuration tab. 2. There are two ways to utilize the function and connect the speakers to your computer: Using the optional S-Bracket If your motherboard supports S-Bracket and you have installed SBracket in the computer. Read the following instructions to have the Multi-Channel Audio Function mode properly set in the software utility.or 6-Channel Audio Function After installing the audio driver. 2-Channel Mode for Stereo-Speaker Output b.

The instructions shown on the Speaker Configuration screen may vary depending on how you set the options of No. of Speaker and Default Phonejack. Select or clear the Default Phonejack check box to decide which audio devices you wish to use for audio outputs.or 6-Channel Audio Function 5. connect your speakers to the correct phonejacks in accordance with the setting in software utility. 3 2 4 5 6 A-5 . To ensure proper hardware installation. Click OK to close this window.Using 4. 6.

. Refer to the following diagram and caption for the function of each phonejack on the back panel when 2-Channel mode is selected.MS-6712 ATX Mainboard Connecting the Speakers When you have set the Multi-Channel Audio Function mode properly in the software utility. Select “Default Phonejack” 1 2 3 4 5 MIC Line In Line Out (Front channels) Optical SPDIF jack Coaxial SPDIF jack Deselect “Default Phonejack” 1 2 3 4 5 MIC Line In Line Out (Front channels) Optical SPDIF jack Coaxial SPDIF jack Back Panel 1 S-Bracket 2 4 3 5 MSI Reminds You. A-6 . it is recommended to attach the speakers to the Line Out connector on the back panel instead of the Line Out connector on the S-Bracket.. connect your speakers to the correct phonejacks in accordance with the setting in software utility. you may also connect your speakers to the Optical or Coaxial SPDIF phonejack on the S-Bracket to exprience digital surround sound effect. When any Multi-Channel Audio Mode is selected. 2-Channel Mode for Stereo-Speaker Output When this mode is selected.

and the other two rear speakers to the Line Out connector on the S-Bracket. but it is not functioning here) Line Out (Rear channels) 7 7 Back Panel 1 S-Bracket 2 4 6 3 5 7 A-7 . but it is not functioning here) Line Out (Rear channels) Deselect “Default Phonejack” 1 2 3 4 5 6 MIC Rear Speaker Out (Rear channels) Line Out (Front channels) Optical SPDIF jack Coaxial SPDIF jack Line Out (Reserved for Center and Subwoofer channel.or 6-Channel Audio Function 4-Channel Mode for 4-Speaker Output When this mode is selected. Select “Default Phonejack” 1 2 3 4 5 6 MIC Line In Line Out (Front channels) Optical SPDIF jack Coaxial SPDIF jack Line Out (Reserved for Center and Subwoofer channel. Refer to the following diagram and caption for the function of each phonejack on the back panel and S-Bracket when 4-Channel mode is selected. plug the two front speakers to the Line Out connector on the back panel.Using 4.

Select “Default Phonejack” 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 MIC Line In Line Out (Front channels) Optical SPDIF jack Coaxial SPDIF jack Line Out (Center and Subwoofer channels) Line Out (Rear channels) Deselect “Default Phonejack” 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out (Center and Subwoofer channels) Rear Speaker Out (Rear channels) Line Out (Front channels) Optical SPDIF jack Coaxial SPDIF jack Line Out (Center and Subwoofer channels) Line Out (Rear channels) Back Panel 1 S-Bracket 2 4 3 5 6 7 MSI Reminds You. If the Center and Subwoofer speaker exchange their audio channels when you play video or music on the computer. a converter may be required to exchange center and subwoofer audio signals. Refer to the following diagram and caption for the function of each phonejack on the back panel and S-Bracket when 6-Channel mode is selected.. and the other two rear speakers to the Line Out connector on the S-Bracket.. You can purchase the converter from a speaker store. A-8 .MS-6712 ATX Mainboard 6-Channel Mode for 6-Speaker Output When this mode is selected. plug the two front speakers to the Line Out connector on the back panel.

click Playback.or 6-Channel Audio Function Digital Audio Output When any Multi-Channel Audio Function mode is selected. Click Properties on the Options menu.Using 4. Under Adjust volume for. A-9 . Click the Volume Control icon at the taskbar (or go to Control Panel/Sounds and Audio Devices/Volume Control). Click Advanced Controls for SPDIF on the Options menu. you may also connect your speakers to the Optical or Coaxial SPDIF phonejack on the S-Bracket to exprience digital surround sound effect.etc.. and read the following diagram and captions for the function of each phonejack on the S-Bracket. 1 2 Optical SPDIF jack Coaxial SPDIF jack S-Bracket 1 Plug 2 MSI Reminds You. Click Close to exit Volume Control... To convert these audio formats as SPDIF output: 1. select the Sampling rate conversion for SPDIF output check box. wav.. Under Other Controls.) may not be able to be output from the SPDIF jacks of the S-Bracket. 2. Some commonly-used audio output formats (midi. Remove the plug from the optical SPIDF phonejack before inserting the fiber-optic cable. 3. and select the SPDIF check box in the Show the following volume controls list. 4.

2. Click OK to close this window. 4. Configuration in the Software Utility 1. a. Select a desired surround sound effect from the “Environment” drop-down menu. the audio connectors on the Back Panel also provide 4. Read the following steps to have the Multi-Channel Audio Function properly set in the software utility. Click the audio icon from the window tray at the lower-right corner of the screen. and have your speakers correctly connected to the Back Panel.MS-6712 ATX Mainboard Using the Back Panel only In addition to a default 2-channel analog audio output function. of Speakers.or 6-channel analog audio output function if a proper setting is made in the software utility. 2-Channel Mode for Stereo-Speaker Output b. 6-Channels Mode for 5. Select a desired multi-channel operation from No. Select Synchronize the phonejack switch with the settings. 5. 3. Click the Speaker Configuration tab. 4-Channel Mode for 4-Speaker Output c.1-Speaker Output 6. 3 2 A-10 .

2-Channel Mode for Stereo-Speaker Output Refer to the following diagram and caption for the function of each phonejack on the back panel when 2-Channel Mode is selected. Back Panel 1 2 3 MIC Line In Line Out (Front channels) 1 2 3 A-11 .or 6-Channel Audio Function 5 4 6 Connecting the Speakers When you have set the Multi-Channel Audio Function mode properly in the software utility. connect your speakers to the correct phonejacks in accordance with the setting in software utility.Using 4.

Back Panel 1 1 MIC 2 * Line Out (Rear channels) 3 Line Out (Front channels) 2 3 * Line In function is converted to Line Out function when 4-Channel Mode for 4-Speaker Output is selected. A-12 .channel analog audio jacks by selecting the corresponding multi-channel operation from No.MS-6712 ATX Mainboard 4-Channel Mode for 4-Speaker Output The audio jacks on the back panel always provide 2-channel analog audio output function. Refer to the following diagram and caption for the founction of each jack on the back panel when 4-Channel Mode is selected. however these audio jacks can be transformed to 4.or 6. of Speakers.

A-13 . 1 Line Out (Center and Subwoofer channel) 2 * Line Out (Rear channels) 3 * Line Out (Front channels) Back Panel 1 2 3 * Both Line In and MIC function are converted to Line Out function when 4Channel Mode for 6-Speaker Output is selected. You can purchase the converter from a speaker store. MSI Reminds You...or 6-Channel Audio Function 6-Channel Mode for 6-Speaker Output Refer to the following diagram and caption for the founction of each jack on the back panel when 6-Channel Mode is selected. a converter may be required to exchange center and subwoofer audio signals. If the Center and Subwoofer speaker exchange their audio channels when you play video or music on the computer.Using 4.

3..or 6-channel audio operation works properly. Testing Each Speaker 1. If any speaker fails to sound. Click the audio icon from the window tray at the lower-right corner of the screen. 2. A-14 . Subwoofer Front Left Front Right Rear Left Rear Right Center MSI Reminds You.MS-6712 ATX Mainboard Testing the Connected Speakers To ensure that 4. only 4 speakers appear on the window. you may need to test each connected speaker to make sure every speaker work properly. then check whether the cable is inserted firmly to the connector or replace the bad speakers with good ones. 6 speakers appear on the “Speaker Test” window only when you select “6-Channel Mode” in the “No. Select the speaker which you want to test by clicking it.. The following window appears. of Speakers” column. If you select “4-Channel Mode”. Click the Speaker Test tab.

or 6-Channel Audio Function 4. Select this function A-15 .Using 4. if the sound coming from the center speaker and subwoofer is swapped. you should select Swap Center/Subwoofer Output to readjust these two channels. While you are testing the speakers in 6-Channel Mode.

Note that this function applies only for 2-channel audio operation. Playing KaraOK 1. Click the audio icon from the window tray at the lower-right corner of the screen.MS-6712 ATX Mainboard Playing KaraOK The KaraOK function will automatically remove human voice (lyrics) and leave melody for you to sing the song. select Voice Cancellation under “KaraOK.” 3. 2 3 A-16 . Click OK to close this window. In the Sound Effect tab. 2.

You can also find the version number beside it. Vantec CCK6035D & GlobalWin WBK38.htm Q: I have got MSI Motherboard and when it says detecting drives. Somewhere between the PCI slots you shall find MS-xxxx or the marketing name like “K7T Turbo”. Q: What do you mean by PCB version 1? A: PCB is printed circuit board.Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Q: Where will I find the model number of the mainboard? A: There are two places where you can find the model number of the mainboard: 1. Q: How do I know what MSI D-LED or D-bracket light mean? A: Please follow the special tech issue. but you're using the conductor 40 ATA-33 cable.tw/support/ techexpress/special_tech/smartled. All MSI motherboard using Award BIOS comes with Phoenix logo sticker. Saying PCB version 1 is the same as saying motherboard version 1. 2. http://www. It merely means that you're using an ATA-66 or ATA100 HDD. Q: I have high speed CPU cooling fan like Taisol CGK760092.com.msi. Can I install the fan directly to the motherboard? T-1 . Q: Why my motherboard BIOS sticker is "Phoenix BIOS" but when I boot up my system I saw that "Award BIOS" is being used? A: Phoenix & Award already merged as one company. At the back cover of the user's manual. it detects them but says an error saying "Primary IDE Channel no 80 Conductor Cable Installed" A: This is not a problem.

tw/support/liveupdate/livedriver. what should I do? A: Please refer to the following suggestions: 1. Disable "WebTrap" of PC-cillion 2000 3.htm but it keeps on failing? A: This can be solved by one of the following suggestions: 1. once a new BIOS is released? A: A new BIOS is usually released due to the following reasons: 1. This is a Microsoft OS issue.ASP Q: I have tried to download the MSI Live Update utility from http://www. Try the BIOS boot recovery feature as described in http://www.msi.com.com.msi. my system for unknown reason dont want to boot.htm Q: After flashing the BIOS. Try to clear the CMOS If problem still persists.com. Please check http://support/microsoft.htm 2. Q: Can Live Update Series support WinXP? A: Live Update Series version 215 can support WinXP. com/support/kb/articles/Q108/0/79. as it draws so much power. you can’t. Disable any web based anti-virus Software.tw/support/liveupdate/livedriver. Dont install zonealarm 2. ask your reseller for new BIOS chip or contact one of MSI office near your place for new BIOS chip http:// www.msi. Download it from http:/ /www. Q: Can I use more than 512MB memory on Win9x or WinME? A: No.msi. Please use a 3-Pin to 4-Pin Cable that comes together with the fan. New BIOS source code T-2 . New function is supported 2.MS-6712 ATX Mainboard A: We strongly recommend that you do NOT connect those described CPU fan directly to your motherboard. You can only use more than 512MB memory on Win2000 or WinXP. com.htm Q: Should I update my BIOS.tw/contact/main. that it could damage it.tw/support/bios/boot.

7 = 586.msi. V1. 2. 6th . 091096 refers to the date this BIOS is released. do not upgrade to the new BIOS. 3rd digit refers to the processor class as 5 = 486. A word of advice. 091096 refers to the date this BIOS is released.htm for details. there's usually a release note attached which lists the reason for the release. T-3 . 4th digit is incremental.5th digit refers to the model number. Customer-specific request When we release a new BIOS.7th digit refers to the customer as MS = all standard customers.com. unless you really have to. 8 = 686. For older model number: AG76 091096 where: 1st digit refers to BIOS maker as A = AMI(R) W = AWARD(R) P = PHOENIX (R). For newer model number: W5139MS V1.tw/support/bios/note. 2nd digit refers to the internal chipset code. Refer to this release note and decide for yourself if upgrading to the new BIOS will be worth it. the 1st line appearing after the memory count is the BIOS version. It is usually in the format: 1.Troubleshooting 3. Q: How do I identify the BIOS version? A: Upon boot-up.0 091096 where: 1st digit refers to BIOS maker as A = AMI(R) W = AWARD(R) P = PHOENIX (R).0 refers to the BIOS version. though. Q: How do I update the BIOS? A: Please refer to http://www. 2nd . Bugs are found 4.

Rename A569MS23.MS-6712 ATX Mainboard Q: After flashing the bios and rebooting the system. For Award BIOS Make a bootable floopy disk Copy the Award flash utility & BIOS file to the said floppy disk Create an autoexec.bat with "awdfl535 biosfilename" in the content e. A: For AMI BIOS Rename the desired AMI BIOS file to AMIBOOT.ROM file and recover the BIOS from the A drive.ROM and save it on a floppy disk.ROM Insert this floppy disk in the floppy drive.ROM to AMIBOOT. When 4 beeps are heard you may remove the floppy disk and restart the computer. T-4 . the screen went blank. e.g.g. Turn On the system and press and hold Ctrl-Home to force update. It will read the AMIBOOT. awdfl535 a619mj21.bin Boot up system with the said floppy (it will take less than 2 minutes before screen comes out) Re-flash the BIOS & reboot.

Connections can be point-to-point or multipoint. the term bus usually refers to a local bus that connects the internal components to the CPU and main memory. AGP provides a direct channel (32-bit wide bus) between the display controller and main memory for high graphics quality and performance. BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) On PCs. The maximum range is 10 meters.Glossary Glossary Glossary ACPI (Advanced Configuration & Power Interface) This power management specification enables the OS (operating system) to control the amount of power given to each device attached to the computer. It executes hardware test on booting the system. starts the OS. Bluetooth requires that a low-cost transceiver chip be included in each device. an essential software that contains all the control code of input/output interface (such as keyboard.45 GHz that is available globally (with some variation of bandwidth in different countries). through which the data is transferred among different components. Cache A special memory subsystem that is used to speed up the data transfer. Windows 98/98SE. high-speed graphics interface that based on PCI construction and designed especially for the throughput demands of 3-D graphics. The tranceiver transmits and receives in a previously unused frequency band of 2. etc. Each device has a unique 48bit address from the IEEE 802 standard. disk drives. In a PC.). In addition to data. Windows 2000 and Windows ME can fully support ACPI to allow users managing the system power flexibly. Bus A set of hardware lines within the computer system. AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) A new. It stores the G-1 . Bluetooth Bluetooth refers to a worldwide standard for the wireless exchange of data between two devices. and provides an interface between the OS and the components. Data can be exchanged at a rate of 1 megabit per second (up to 2 Mbps in the second generation of the technology). The BIOS is stored in a ROM chip. up to three voice channels are available.

3v 800 MBps 3.60. DRAM (Dynamic RAM) A most common type of computer memory. please see the table below: Dynamic RAM (DRAM) Memory Technologies Type FPM (60. Chipset A collection of integrated chips designed to perform one or more related functions. Since modern CPUs run much faster (up to 533 MHz). time.5v 1. For further instruction. which features high speed and low power consumption.6 GBps 3.70ns) EDO (50. For personal computers. This means that there are 66 million clock cycles per second. the memory type and specification used in computer becomes variety. CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor) CMOS is a widely used type of semiconductor. As the development of technology.3v 1.3v 528 MBps 3. Clock Cycle Clock cycle (or tick) is the smallest unit of time recognized by a device. clock cycles generally refer to the main system clock.3v 2. and system setup parameters.6 GBps 3. the CPU can execute several instructions in a single clock tick. DDR SDRAM.70ns) SDRAM (66MHz) SDRAM (100MHz) SDRAM (133MHz) RDRAM (Direct Rambus) DDR SDRAM (100MHz) DDR SDRAM (133MHz) First Used Clock Rate Bus* Width 1990 1994 1996 1998 1999 1999 2000 2000 25MHz 40MHz 66MHz 100MHz 133MHz 400MHz 100MHz 133MHz 64 bits 64 bits 64 bits 64 bits 64 bits 16 bits 64 bits 64 bits Peak Volts Bandwidth 5v 200 MBps 5v 320 MBps 3. a PC chipset provides the electronic interfaces between all subsystems.1 GBps 2.3v 1. such as SDRAM.MS-6712 ATX Mainboard contents of frequently accessed RAM locations and the addresses where these data items are stored.1 GBps * Memory channel width (64 bits started with 75MHz Pentium) Source: Computer Desktop Encyclopedia G-2 . PCs usually contain a small amount of battery-powered CMOS memory to retain the date. It usually uses one transistor and a capacitor to represent a bit. a modem chipset contains all the primary circuits for transmitting and receiving data. and RDRAM. which runs at 66 MHz. For example.

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ECC Memory (Error Correcting Code Memory) A type of memory that contains special circuitry for testing the accuracy of data and correcting the errors on the fly. EEPROM Acronym for Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory. An EEPROM is a special type of PROM that can be erased by exposing it to an electrical charge. Like other types of PROM, EEPROM retains its contents even when the power is turned off. Also like other types of ROM, EEPROM is not as fast as RAM. EEPROM is similar to flash memory (sometimes called flash EEPROM). The principal difference is that EEPROM requires data to be written or erased one byte at a time whereas flash memory allows data to be written or erased in blocks. This makes flash memory faster. EIDE Short for Enhanced IDE, a newer version of the IDE mass storage device interface standard developed by Western Digital Corporation. It supports data rates of between 4 and 16.6 MBps, about three to four times faster than the old IDE standard. In addition, it can support mass storage devices of up to 8.4 gigabytes, whereas the old standard was limited to 528 MB. Because of its lower cost, enhanced EIDE has replaced SCSI in many areas. There are four EIDE modes defined. The most common is Mode 4, which supports transfer rates of 16.6 MBps. There is also a new mode, called ATA-3 or Ultra ATA, that supports transfer rates of 33 MBps. EISA (Extended Industry Standard Architecture) EISA is a standard bus (computer interconnection) architecture that extends the ISA standard to a 32-bit interface. It was developed in part as an open alternative to the proprietary Micro Channel Architecture (MCA) that IBM introduced in its PS/2 computers. EISA data transfer can reach a peak of 33 megabytes per second. ESCD (Extended System Configuration Data) It is a format for storing information about Plug-and-Play (PnP) devices in the BIOS. Windows and the BIOS access the ESCD area each time you re-boot your computer External Cache Short for Level 2 cache, cache memory that is external to the microprocessor. In general, L2 cache memory, also called the secondary cache, resides on a separate chip from the microprocessor chip. Although, more and more microprocessors are including L2 caches into their architectures.

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MS-6712 ATX Mainboard IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) A type of disk-drive interface widely used to connect hard disks, CD-ROMs and tape drives to a PC, in which the controller electronics is integrated into the drive itself, eliminating the need for a separate adapter card. The IDE interface is known as the ATA (AT Attachment) specification. IEEE 1394 A new, high speed external bus standard, also known as FireWire or iLink, which supports data transfer rates of up to 400 Mbps for connecting up to 63 external devices. Internal Cache Short for Level 1 cache, a memory cache built into the microprocessor. The L1 cache is also called the primary cache. IrDA (Infrared Data Association) A group of device vendors, including computer, component and telecommunications, who have developed a standard for transmitting data via infrared light waves. This enables you to transfer data from one device to another without any cables. IRQ (Interrupt Request Line) IRQs are hardware lines over which devices can send interrupt signals to the microprocessor. When you add a new device to a PC, you sometimes need to set its IRQ number by setting a DIP switch. This specifies which interrupt line the device may use. IRQ conflicts used to be a common problem when adding expansion boards, but the Plug-and-Play specification has removed this headache in most cases. ISA (Industry Standard Architecture) ISA is a standard bus (computer interconnection) architecture that is associated with the IBM AT motherboard. It allows 16 bits at a time to flow between the motherboard circuitry and an expansion slot card and its associated device(s). Also see EISA and MCA. LAN (Local Area Network) A computer network that covers a relatively smaller area, such as in a building or an enterprise. It is made up of servers, workstations, shared resources, a network operating system and a communications link. These individual PCs and devices on a LAN are known as “nodes”, and are connected by cables to access data and devices anywhere on the LAN, so that many users can share expensive devices and data.

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Glossary LBA (Logical Block Addressing) Logical block addressing is a technique that allows a computer to address a hard disk larger than 528 megabytes. A logical block address is a 28-bit value that maps to a specific cylinder-head-sector address on the disk. 28 bits allows sufficient variation to specify addresses on a hard disk up to 8.4 gigabytes in data storage capacity. Logical block addressing is one of the defining features of Enhanced IDE (EIDE), a hard disk interface to the computer bus or data paths. LED (Light Emitting Diode) A semiconductor device that converts electrical energy into light. Since it lights up (usually red) when electricity is passed through it, it is usually used for the activity lights on computer’s component, such as disk drivers. LPT (Line Printer Terminal) Logical device name for a line printer; a name reserved by the MS-DOS for up to three parallel printer ports: LPT1, LPT2, and LPT3. It is frequently used by the OS to identify a printer. Overclocking Overclocking is resetting your computer so that the microprocessor runs faster than the manufacturer-specified speed (for example, setting an Intel 166 MHz (megahertz) microprocessor to run at 200 Mhz). PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) A local bus standard developed by Intel that first appeared on PCs in late 1993. PCI provides “plug and play” capability and allows IRQs to be shared. The PCI controller can exchange data with the system's CPU either 32 bits or 64 bits at a time. PnP (Plug and Play) A set of specifications that allows a PC to configure itself automatically to work with peripherals. The user can "plug" in a peripheral device and "play" it without configuring the system manually. To implement this useful feature, both the BIOS that supports PnP and a PnP expansion card are required. POST (Power On Self Test) During booting up your system, the BIOS executes a series of diagnostic tests, include checking the RAM, the keyboard, the disk drives, etc., to see if they are properly connected and operating.

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and often have damaging side effects. such as a modem. storing data redundantly also increases fault-tolerance. USB features hot swap capability and multiple data streams. All the viruses are man-made. By placing data on multiple disks. allows external devices to be plugged in and unplugged without turning the system off. you can attach many devices to a single SCSI port. USB (Universal Serial Bus) A hardware interface for low-speed peripherals such as the keyboard. USB provides a maximum bandwidth of 12 Mbit/sec (Mbps) for connecting up to 127 peripheral devices to PC. SCSI interfaces provide for faster data transmission rates (up to 80 megabytes per second) than standard serial and parallel ports. RAID RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks. joystick. The PS/2 port supports a mini DIN plug containing just 6 pins. originally Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) is a way of storing the same data in different places (thus. SCSI Acronym for Small Computer System Interface. Virus A program or a piece of code that infects computer files by inserting in those files copies of itself. WLAN Acronym for wireless local-area network. so that SCSI is really an I/O bus rather than simply an interface. redundantly) on multiple hard disks." SCSI is a parallel interface standard used by Apple Macintosh computers. PCs. Pronounced "scuzzy. A type of localarea network that uses high-frequency radio waves rather than wires to communicate between nodes. The virus code is buried within an existing program. In addition. improving performance. G-6 . mouse. Also referred to as LAWN. Since multiple disks increases the mean time between failure (MTBF). I/O operations can overlap in a balanced way.MS-6712 ATX Mainboard PS/2 Port A type of port developed by IBM for connecting a mouse or keyboard to a PC. etc. and is activated when that program is executed. Most modern PCs equipped with PS/2 ports so that the special port can be used by another device. and many UNIX systems for attaching peripheral devices to computers.

1 256M Winbond 512M (W942508BH-5)x1 Please visit the MSI Web site for the latest update on Recommended DDR400 Modules. G-7 . OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK 3D Mark 2001 SE Demo 6 hrs OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK Xcopy x2+ Speedy + VCD play 6 hrs OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK Samsung 256M (K4H560838D-TCC4)x1 Micron 128M (MT46V16M8TG-5ESB)x1 TwinMos Winbond 256M (W942508BH-5)x1 TwinMos 256M (TMD7608F8E50B)x1 Winbond 256M (W942508BH-5)x1 ADATA Winbond 256M (W942508BH-5)x1 Kingston Winbond 256M (W942508BH-5)x1 Samsung 512M (K4H560838D-TCC4)x1 Apacer Winbond 512M (W942508BH-5)x1 Winbond 512M (W942508BH-5)x1 TwinMos Winbond 512M (W942508BH-5)x1 TwinMos 512M (TMD7608F8E50B)x1 Corsair CMX256A-3200C-2 XMS 3200 V:1.0.Glossary Recommended DDR400 Modules DDR400 MemTest CC Winstone V1.1 v2.0 1 time 30Min.

MS-6712 ATX Mainboard Memory Speed/CPU FSB Support Matrix Memory FSB 200 MHz 266 MHz 333 MHz DDR 266 YES YES NO DDR 333 YES YES YES DDR 400 NO YES* : User may try this combination. G-8 . but MSI will not guarantee its functionality. * : To know which DDR module is compatible with the mainboard. see Recommended DDR400 Modules.

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